General coordinator (M/F) - Uganda

  • Added Date: Tuesday, 30 July 2019
  • Deadline Date: Tuesday, 26 November 2019

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Added: Friday, 30 August 2019
Deadline: Thursday, 31 October 2019

For more than 30 years, Médecins du Monde, a campaigning medical organisation committed to international solidarity, has been caring for the most vulnerable populations at home and abroad. It has continued to highlight obstacles that exist in accessing health care and has secured sustainable improvements in health-for-all policies. Those working for this independent organisation do not solely dispense care and treatment but condemn violations of human dignity and rights and fight to improve matters for populations living in precarious situations. MdM currently works in more than 40 countries across all continents where it focuses on 5 priority areas: emergency and crisis, sexual and reproductive health, harm reduction, migrants and displaced populations (health rights), health and environment.

Since 2015, MdM has been supporting Most At-Risk Populations (MARPI) through grants and training. Since 2009, MARPI has been running a health facility located in the Mulago national referral hospital, which provides free and friendly health services to the key populations, including Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) people. MdM provided MARPI staff with training in proctology, while providing basic equipment and consumables. Between 2016 and 2017, MARPI has started expanding their activities to a few regional referral hospitals. MdM wishes to support MARPI in the scaling-up of their activities through possible EU funding (response awaited in July 2019).

In July 2017, a fact-finding mission was conducted in the South Sudanese refugee settlement of Bidibidi in the district of Yumbe, West Nile sub-region, northern Uganda, where the French section of MSF has been present since 2016. The fact-finding mission has led to an intervention proposal to progressively take over all the MSF activities at Bolomoni HC III (Health Centre level as well as their outreach activities in Bidibidi refugee settlement). The handover was completed in January 2019. Then, a 3-year intervention with partnership with Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum (HRAPF) aims at reducing mortality and morbidity rates. It includes:

•The running of all OPD and IPD activities at the Bolomoni HC III
•The preparation of the progressive handover of the Bolomoni HC III to the health district of Yumbe through capacity building of MoH staff
•A close collaboration with the local population and the empowerment of communities
•A strong focus on mental health and psychosocial support, while developing a mental health community approach and covering some gaps identified
•The strengthening of the GBV levels of intervention through covering some gaps identified
•A socio-anthropological analysis of community organisation, community coping mechanisms and expression of emotion within the refugee settlements.


Under the responsibility of the desk manager at HQ, you are responsible for ensuring the delivery of quality programmes, fundraising and budget management, security and operations management. You will have a strong additional focus on building and developing the relationships with national and local authorities and stakeholders and on establishing procedures.

More specifically, your responsibilities are to:

-Supervise the programme implementation and the monitoring and evaluation system
-Continue to work on the mission and programmes’ registration process with the Government of Uganda authorities
-Be responsible for exploring, designing and establishing partnership relations
-Participate in identifying the advocacy goals in country and at regional level
-Continuously assess and analyse the overall humanitarian situation in Uganda
-Supervise the financial system and the design of annual budgets and revised budgets
-Manage and supervise international and national staff teams
-Work with the administrative coordination team for quality of the human resources and the working conditions
-Be responsible for the security of people and the implementation of safety rules
-Participate to the different coordination meetings and clusters
-Carry out negotiations and maintains regular relations with the local authorities and other stakeholders (NGOs, donors, embassies)
-Negotiate agreements, work connections, MOUs etc. with the local authorities and the possible modifications
-Identify potential new donors and raise funds
-Propose and design the modification of proposals and potential no cost extension
-Maintain RMs (= a Volunteer MdM Board Delegate to the mission) and Desk Officer regularly updated on regular basis
-Facilitate media activities in coordination with desk and HQ Communication Department

Status : Employee

Contract : Fixed-term contract
Duration : 6 months
Starting date: September 2019
Gross monthly salary: 3041 euros
Premium equal to one month salary paid in two instalments - minimum of 6 months seniority required
Expatriation bonus (10% gross salary per month)
Transportation cost, vaccines and visas covered
Guesthouse housing
22.5 RTT (recovery days) per year
5 weeks of paid leaves per year.
Health insurance (60% covered by MdM and 40% by the employee)
Insurance (repatriation…)
Punctual teleworking agreement (after 6 months)
Médecins du Monde promotes trainings and internal mobility
Single posting

Experience in managing emergency and development projects as field coordinator or general coordinator
Experience in working with donors and with local partners
Good experience with administrative and registration issues
Experience in advocacy would be an asset
Ability to take quick decisions, diplomacy
Capacity to take initiatives, strong organizational and management skills
Good writing and communication skills
Good knowledge of Office pack
Interest in politically sensitive projects (e.g. abortion, LGBTI rights)
Fluent english (written and spoken)
French would be an asset
You are committed to MdM’s values as an organisation and motivated by its non-statutory, NFP model.

Médecins du Monde reserves the right to fill the vacancy before the closing date for applications.
MdM stands up for the integration of people living with disabilities and fights against discrimination.

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